Torture allegations against CIA dismissed: Report
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 23:32
New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit against a Boeing subsidiary for allegedly flying terror suspects to secret CIA prisons around the world for interrogation.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the case by a 6 to 5 vote against Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., accused of arranging flights for the CIA to transfer prisoners to rendition prisons in other countries.

The court ruled that former prisoners of the CIA could not sue over their alleged torture in prisons abroad because such a lawsuit might expose government secrets, The New York Times reported today.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the case for five former prisoners who alleged they were torture in captivity and that Jeppesen was party to that abuse.

"To this date, not a single victim of the Bush administration’s torture programme has had his day in court," said Ben Wizner, a senior lawyer for ACLU, which plans to take the case to the Supreme Court.

First Published: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 23:32

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